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When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered her semiannual testimony to Congress this month, lawmakers once again expressed concern that the central bank was insufficiently transparent and may be pursing an over- expansionary monetary policy that could lead to high inflation. more
One of the newest installments of the Dodd-Frank Act, designed to tighten regulations surrounding the financial industry following the global financial crisis of 2008, has lengthened the homebuying experience in Rhode Island and temporarily … more
The unemployment rate for the end of 2015 has been revised to 5.4 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point higher than previously reported by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, DLT said Tuesday. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled on Tuesday the Mayor’s Center for City Services, a restructured arm of his constituent service operation, to provide a streamlined, responsive and customer service-oriented resource for residents seeking assistance from the city. more
The Ocean State appears poised to join the national debate over legalizing recreational marijuana use, with a bill in the General Assembly and talk by state leaders of a possible nonbinding referendum on the question. Legalization has been … more
PROVIDENCE – Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of nontax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of the … more
A new study this month suggests solar energy in Rhode Island is saving electricity ratepayers money. Solar companies think there are more savings and business to be had — especially on the commercial side — with the rollout of a new state … more
R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner wants more stringent regulatory oversight of private equity investment expenses, saying the opacity of current standards puts Rhode Island in an unfavorable negotiating position. more
1 What's been the biggest challenge for you since being named director of health? Not having enough hours in the day. The breadth and scope of work at the department is extensive. I have enjoyed learning about all of the great work our … more
After a prolonged, steady monthly decline, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate leveled off at 5.4 percent in February, unchanged from January, according to the latest report by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
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